Office on Youth Survey


The Colonial Heights School Board and the city’s Office on Youth and Human Services work together to administer the Colonial Heights Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published on the Office on Youth & Human Services webpage and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.


This survey will only be delivered to students in Grades 8, 10, and 11.


Student Data Privacy

Online responses will not be traced back to your child's personal information or linked to a computer, email address, or other electronic identifiers. No personally identifiable information or IP addresses will be recorded. Survey responses will be stored in a secure server which is compliant with federal data security standards. To protect students' anonymity, the responses will be read and analyzed only by the researchers and summarized in a report with no personal identifiers.


Content on the Survey

The Colonial Heights Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, personal health, and sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.


Click here to preview the national survey.


Click here to view questions added specifically for Colonial Heights students.


Parental Rights & Opt-Out

According to the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), you have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to  discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between February 21 and February 24, 2023 at CHMS and on February 28, 2023 at CHHS during a time of day determined by your child's school administration.

If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the below opt-out form no later than 3:00PM on February 17, 2023 for CHMS and no later than 3:00PM on February 24, 2023 for CHHS. If you have more than one child in Grades 8, 10, or 11, please submit one form per child.

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